Old Resume

New Resume

Lydia's resume Case Study


10 years

Previous Job

Legal Aid / Office Assistant

In a nutshell

Not getting interviews for unknown reasons.

The challenge

Lydia had great experience and was good at writing, but the resume she wrote wasn’t landing her any interviews.

Her previous resume had listed all of her jobs correctly. She is good at writing so you would think her resume would be great, but she wasn't getting any interviews.

How Edie, a TopResume writer, helped Lydia

First, Lydia wasn't highlighting what others might find valuable in her. She was really proud of a few achievements – and they were impressive – but she didn't call out the skillset she really wanted to leverage. I know the industry and exactly what hiring managers are looking for, and when I asked Lydia what she envisioned doing next, there was a match!

Second, she was applying to a lot of jobs online. Applicant Tracking Systems weren't flagging her as a match when employers searched for people with her experience. So I included keywords relevant to the positions she was applying to. Our resume parsing software wasn't even picking up "Legal" which was her primary industry.

Lastly, I made a few design edits and made sure there was enough empty space for a hiring manager’s eye to not be overwhelmed. Her design worked, but was very plain and sometimes distracting to the human eye, so I cleaned it up to get her in the door.

My job is to make sure a hiring manager wants to meet her and ask more questions, so that's what I tried to do.

In her own words

The word thrilled comes to mind. The resume I received was perfect and I’ve had three interviews SO FAR after sending my new resume. Previously, I had sent over 100 resumes with virtually no response. The ONLY thing that’s changed is the way my new resume is worded and how it’s laid out.

Package details

Lydia bought the Career Evolution package as well as a resume promotion and a thank-you letter. The base package includes a resume, cover letter, and two revisions:

  • Professionally-written - By experts that know your industry.
  • Formatted for success - Formatting that will get an Employer's attention.
  • Keyword optimized - Your resume will be optimized to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Cover letter - Employers are 40% more likely to read a resume with a cover letter.
  • 60-day interview guarantee.

Lydia also bought:

  • Follow-Up Thank You Letter - Other than the cover letter, the second most important piece of your personal branding is your follow-up communication.

What customers say about us

I was hesitant to pay for these services, but my resume needed some serious help. It wasn't a week after I received my updated resume, and I was offered a position. The staff was extremely helpful and responsive-- they were thorough in asking what I wanted and the goals I was hoping to achieve. 10/10-- would recommend to anyone.
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Excellent service. My writer was able to take a jumbled mess that eventually became 6 un-edited pages of job duties and responsibilities and turned it into a two-page concise document that represents me in a professional manner.
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